Sabres lose Moulson (upper body) ’til post-Olympic break


Buffalo forward Matt Moulson will be held out of action until after the Olympic break, Sabres head coach Ted Nolan has announced.

Moulson was injured on a hit/slash from Coyotes captain Shane Doan on Thursday night, and looked to be in severe pain as he made his way towards the Buffalo bench. The injury occurred with about six minutes to go in the third period, and Moulson didn’t take another shift.

The former Islander, who came to Buffalo as part of the Thomas Vanek trade, has nine goals and 24 points in 40 games for the Sabres this season. He’s in the last of a three-year, $9.4 million deal and rumored to be on the want list of a number of teams at the deadline, so it’ll be very interesting to see 1) how severe this injury is, and 2) if it prevents teams from getting in a bidding war to use him as a rental.

Moulson hasn’t said what his plans are for the future, but didn’t rule out re-signing in Buffalo.